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Our hand-picked team have the knowledge and expertise to guide you towards the finest investment opportunities.

YASMINE ABOU ELNASR

YASMINE ABOU ELNASR

Investment Director

Languages: English, Swedish and Arabic

With a degree in International Business and Finance and over 15 years in the financial industry, Yasmine combines deep expertise with a genuine passion for her work. As an Investment Director, she consistently delivers impressive results, achieving 8-15% annual returns for her clients. But Yasmine's dedication goes beyond numbers; she crafts personalised solutions and builds lasting relationships founded on integrity, trust, and transparency. Clients affectionately call her their "financial doctor," a testament to her commitment to their well-being and the overall prosperity of her community.

TONI HUGHES

TONI HUGHES

Investment Director

Languages: English

Toni is a multi-award-winning Investment Director with over 12 years of experience in the UAE. He combines his deep expertise with a passion for personalised financial planning, crafting bespoke solutions that include investment strategies, contemporary art, fixed income, tax planning, UK pension transfers, succession planning, insurance, and wealth management. Working closely with his clients, Toni ensures their portfolios align with their financial goals, emphasising intentional spending, forecasting, and strategic investments. His primary goal is to guide clients toward a structured and purpose-driven financial path, building lasting relationships based on trust and transparency, and a commitment to their long-term financial success.

JAY DINUSHI

JAY DINUSHI

Chief Administration Officer & EA To Founder & CEO

Languages: English

With over 13 years of administrative experience in the Financial Services Industry, Jay, our Chief Admin Officer at SVN Capital, brings a wealth of expertise to our team. With a focus on perfection, timeliness, and integrity, Jay has provided unwavering support to business leaders and clients. Serving as both the Chief Admin Officer and C-Level Executive Assistant to our Founder & CEO, Jay embodies the belief that passion and preparation are key to achieving success. She holds a Master's degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of Northampton, complementing her Bachelor's in Business.

LYDIA ANDREWS

LYDIA ANDREWS

Senior Investment Manager

Languages: English

Lydia specialises in providing personalised financial guidance to professionals and business owners globally. Her expertise spans contemporary art, real estate, and private equity, focusing on delivering tailored advice and unwavering support. Lydia is dedicated to fostering a trusting partnership where clients feel empowered and assured as they pursue financial success, freedom, and wealth preservation.

DAVID HENSON

DAVID HENSON

Senior Investment Manager

Languages: English and Thai

David is a seasoned professional with a rich background as a former stockbroker in Singapore and Investment banker at JP Morgan. With a first-class Finance degree and a qualified IFA from the UK's Chartered Insurers Institute, David stands at the forefront of the Middle East's advisory realm. With a global perspective and insightful approach, David provides clients with a strategic investment edge. Outside work, David is a dedicated father who enjoys motorsports, golf, and culinary adventures. For David, success is not just about in-depth analysis and effective planning but also about embracing change with open arms.

ANTONI JACKSON

ANTONI JACKSON

Investment Manager

Languages: English

With over eight years of experience in finance, Antoni specialises in the international arena, tailoring bespoke solutions for diverse client needs. He has assisted over 400 clients in 40 countries and brings extensive knowledge to his practice. Beyond finance, Antoni immerses himself in different cultures, having explored over 30 countries. Integrating financial expertise with a love for exploration, he efficiently navigates global challenges, drawing on insights from varied cultural experiences.

NORMAN LOWE

NORMAN LOWE

Investment Manager

Languages: English

Norman has been navigating the financial world since 2005, embracing the UK expatriate life since 2000. With a rich background spanning real estate, capital markets, and investment distribution, Norman collaborates globally to craft bespoke financial solutions. His approach ensures that clients grasp every detail of their investments, fostering trust and confidence. Armed with UK CISI Wealth Management qualifications, Norman shines in personal financial planning and investment management, delivering tailored solutions that address both present requirements and future aspirations.

JAMES MARKS

JAMES MARKS

Senior Investment Manager

Languages: English

Drawing from over 12 years of experience in the Middle East and Cyprus, James specialises in Wealth Management and Financial Planning. His expertise is cemented by his Chartered status with CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments), representing his unwavering dedication to excellence. Remaining proactive, James invests over 35 hours annually in CPD (Continuing Professional Development), ensuring he remains at the forefront of industry trends. James prioritises tailored strategies, recognising their pivotal role in achieving clients' goals. His client-centric approach revolves around attentive listening and understanding, ensuring every client feels valued and heard.

JAMES MCGILL

JAMES MCGILL

Senior Investment Manager

Languages: English

James has 14 years of experience in financial services, including eight years specialising in the UAE market. His background in law provides him with a highly analytical perspective when assessing investment opportunities. James is passionate about meeting new people and helping others, and he has established many long-term client relationships, assisting them in reaching their financial goals through personalised, bespoke solutions. He emphasises diversification as key, utilising various investment avenues such as international property, platform investments, fixed income, and alternatives like contemporary art and whiskey.

JAMIE SKINNER

JAMIE SKINNER

Portfolio Manager

Languages: English

As Portfolio Manager at SVN Capital, Jamie demonstrates a keen eye for detail, meticulously analysing investment solutions and refining strategies for our clients. As a Chartered Member of the CISI and holder of their Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Financial Planning, Jamie stands out as one of the most qualified financial planners in the Middle East. Beyond his role at SVN Capital, Jamie extends his expertise to his private clients, embodying professionalism, forward-thinking, and a client-first approach that deeply resonates with those he serves.

MOHAMAD K. MRAD

MOHAMAD K. MRAD

Investment Manager

Languages: English, Arabic, French and Spanish

Mohamad, "the Financial Engineer", is a Dubai-based investment manager with extensive experience navigating global financial markets. Renowned for his wealth management and financial planning expertise, he has made significant contributions at SVN Capital, Argentum Private Wealth, and Holborn Assets LLC. With an Advanced Diploma in Wealth Management, a BSc in Electrical Engineering, and business education from the Aji Network, Mohamad blends sophisticated knowledge to reshape the financial landscape with a personal touch.

AMAN MOTI

AMAN MOTI

Senior Investment Manager

Languages: English and Hindi

With a decade of experience, Aman provides exceptional financial guidance to the expatriate community. He holds a finance degree from the University of Sunderland and commenced his wealth management journey at Barclays in London before relocating to Dubai in 2013. As an expatriate himself, Aman specializes in holistic, independent, and tailor-made finance solutions. His trusted relationships include collaborations with C-level executives at Adnoc, Siemens, Emaar, GE, and Majid Al Futtaim.

ANA MIJATOVIC

ANA MIJATOVIC

Investment Manager

Languages: English, Swedish and Croatian

Ana blends her extensive experience in wealth management and project finance with a passion for life's simple pleasures. When she's not immersed in finance, you can find her soaking up the sea breeze or embarking on adventures with her canine companions. Combining her financial expertise with a love for nature, Ana offers clients a refreshing perspective on their financial paths.

STUART J. MIZEN

STUART J. MIZEN

Senior Investment Manager

Languages: English

Stuart has been an investment advisor since 2007 and excels with a proven offshore track record. Specialising in personalised solutions, he cultivates a global high-net-worth clientele, celebrated for industry acumen and a 'Protect and Build' ethos. Over 16 years, Stuart's commitment to balancing asset protection and growth has defined his practice. Beyond finance, his passions include food, photography, travel, and motor racing. He is certified by esteemed institutions like the London Institute of Banking and Finance and the North American Securities Administrators Association.

SIMON SNELDER

SIMON SNELDER

Senior Investment Manager

Languages: English and Dutch

For the first five years of his career, Simon devoted himself to his family's early education and childcare business, gaining invaluable experience. Realising finance was his true calling; he spent the last decade empowering individuals on their financial journeys. Simon is passionate about continuous learning and holds an MBA and a CISI wealth management certification. He excels at building valuable relationships with his clients worldwide - his mission is to grow their wealth no matter who they are and where they are from.

BLAZ SONNENWALD

BLAZ SONNENWALD

Senior Investment Manager

Languages: English, German, Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian

With over 15 years in banking and financial services, Blaz is dedicated to providing personalised advice to directors, professionals, and retirees, helping them with their financial concerns. Since moving to Southeast Asia in 2012, he has built strong relationships with clients in Singapore and Malaysia, including expat professionals in the oil and gas industry, bankers, and construction engineers. Specialising in retirement planning, wealth protection, and investments, Blaz crafts solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. His warm, logical approach and commitment to their financial well-being ensure that clients feel valued and understood, guiding them towards financial stability and growth.

BRIAN WOLFF

BRIAN WOLFF

Senior Investment Manager

Languages: English, German, Danish and Swedish

Brian, a Danish financial expert since 2005, relocated to the Middle East in 2010, specialising in high net worth (HNW) individuals, particularly in art and estate planning. His extensive expertise in these areas, coupled with his motto, "Keep it simple," instils a sense of confidence in clients about their financial choices. Brian is detail-oriented and an attentive listener, expertly crafting personalised roadmaps that align perfectly with his client's goals. He is fluent in several languages, and brings a holistic approach to financial well-being, blending his passion for fine dining, wine and cheese tastings, reading, and travel.

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